How to easily add a subscribe button to your WordPress Blog


Posted on: July 29, 2020

Starting your very own blog can be a terrifying experience if you are brand new to websites and especially the blogging scene. There is a lot of terminology, a lot of technology, and a lot of stuff to research and learn. 

One thing that’s often overlooked is an option to let your users subscribe to your blog. It is all too easy to get caught up in the excitement of starting a blog to leave out essential features like this that will really give your blog a boost in return users. 

Let’s take a look at how you can get a subscribe button set up on your blog.

Why add email subscriptions to your WordPress blog?

Email subscriptions are important to set up on you blog because it gives you a direct line of commutation with your users. If you are writing regular content, it’s good to give people a way to be updated every time you publish a new post. 

By adding a subscribe button to your blog, you’re letting users sign up for your email list, which is a very important part of marketing your website. Without it, it can be difficult to keep people coming back to your website for more content. Without people coming back to your website, you loose out on a dedicated fan-base. 

Luckily it’s incredibly simple to get a subscribe button added to your blog. WP Subscription Forms is a plugin for WordPress that handles all the hard backend stuff for you, so you can worry about the details that matter. 

Here’s how you can easily set up email subscriptions:

To get stared with WP Subscription Forms, follow these steps:

Install the plugin:

Install the WP Subscription Forms Plugin

Click “Add New Form”:

Add a new Subscription form

Fill in the form details

Details about your subscribe to blog form

After you've saved your form, a shortcode will appear under "General Settings". Copy this and keep it handy.

Copy shortcode for your form

That’s it! Keep that shortcake handy, because now we’re gonna add that form to a page.

Add a Subscribe link to a page

Now that you have a sign up form created, let’s put that form on your website! Since it’s a short code, you can add it anywhere on your website. To add it to a page:'

  1. Go to your pages
  2. Select the page you want the form to appear on
  3. Add a new Gutenberg block called “Shortcode”
  4. Paste the shortcade we saved above
  5. Preview the page to ensure it worked

Now you got a subscribe button on your WordPress blog!

How do I see who my subscribers are?

Now that you've set up a way for people to subscribe to your blog, it's time to start taking note as people start subscribing.

You can see a list of people who have filled out your form by going to WP Subscription Forms > Subscribers. This will list everyone who has filled out your form. Now all you’ll have to do start your email campaigns to keep everyone engaged.